5 Cents a Day for Paid DV Leave Rally
Time & Location
About the event
This Friday, Hunter Workers will be rallying for 10 days paid domestic violence leave at Civic Park, 12 pm. Friday, December 10th, marks both International Human Rights Day and the last day of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence. The financial cost of escaping domestic violence is one of the greatest barriers facing survivors, estimated to be $18 000. Holding down a job is vital for survivors of DV, as many women are forced to return to their abuser if they cannot financially support themselves. But providing survivors support directly through their employer, in the form of 10 days paid DV leave, increases the chances of holding down their job long term and successfully escaping. Analysis from the Centre for Future Work at the Australia Institute has found the average cost of extending access to 10 days paid Family and Domestic Violence (FDV) leave across the workforce would average less than five cents per worker, per working day. Despite this, the Morrison Government continues to refuse to instate 10 days paid DV leave. We won't wait. Join us this Friday.
1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732